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Cutting Costs Sep 21, 2022 news & blot.im & thoughts & Startups Just a quick note. I’ve made some changes to my web property hosting. I’ve moved both this site and thomasott.io back to Blot.Im. I did this to save Julia Over Python Sep 20, 2022 julia & python & thoughts & Machine Learning Interesting article. Still, I use python for everything BUT I do like Julia’s speed, when I can get it to work! :) Unlike Python, Julia was made to 2000 years of economic history in one chart Sep 19, 2022 Thoughts The Data Science Puzzle Sep 19, 2022 thoughts & Machine Learning XKCD Machine Learning Sep 19, 2022 thoughts & Machine Learning #Fraud Analytics in RapidMiner Nov 10, 2017 thoughts & Machine Learning This is a great video presentation on Fraud Analytics use case with RapidMiner. See my notes below. ##Some key Jupyter Notebooks Everywhere Nov 8, 2017 programming & python & Thoughts It would appear that many of the cloud providers are now leveraging Jupyter Notebooks. I predominately use them with Python (3.6+) and Julia but The Rise of Machine Learning Trading Oct 24, 2017 trading & machine learning & thoughts & Machine Learning This is huge if you ask me. First it was roboadvisers and now the machines are going to take over trading. The machine learning agent found and AlphaGO Zero learns on its own Oct 19, 2017 google & alphaGo & deep learning & machine learning & thoughts & Machine Learning The news dropped that Google’s new implementation of AlphaGo, called AlphaGO Zero, was able to learn completely on its own. No training set was Introduction to Deep Learning Oct 16, 2017 rapidminer & Kkeras & deep learning & thoughts & Machine Learning This is a great introduction to Deep Learning. I know I learned a few things from Phillip. ##Some key concepts RapidMiner now can do GPU deep Weaponing AI Sep 12, 2017 AI & Cybersecurity & thoughts & Machine Learning #Weaponizing AI File this under “no shit Sherlock,” but hackers are already weaponizing machine learning. The AI, named SNAP_R, sent simulated Product Qualified Lead Model - The Review Aug 25, 2017 pql & data science & thoughts & Startups One of the big corporate strategy things I worked on was developing and putting into production a PQL model. It was essentially a propensity to buy Correlation can imply Casuality if Aug 23, 2017 data science & Thoughts The ever famous correlaton doesn’t imply causality, but does it in certain conditions? Interesting video on the causal networks #Machine Learning for Predicting the Unknown Aug 23, 2017 thoughts & Machine Learning Great interview with Courtenay Cotton of n-Join. Here are some key tibits I found interesting. People What works; What Doesn't Work Aug 19, 2017 startups & thoughts & Startups An important lesson I’ve learned while working at a Startup is to do more of what works and jettison what doesn’t work, quickly. That’s the way to Keras and NLTK Aug 15, 2017 Data Science & Deep Learning & Keras & NLTK & Python & Text Analytics & Text Mining & Thoughts & tutorials I’ve been doing a lot more Python hacking, especially around text mining and using the deep learning library Keras and NLTK. Normally I’d do most of Is it Possible to Automate Data Science? Jul 10, 2017 automation & data science & rapidminer & Thoughts A few months ago I read about a programmer that automated his job down to the point where the coffee machine would make him lattes! Despite the Data Science Helps Us Ask the Right Questions Jun 29, 2017 data science & Thoughts Data Science on a daily basis but sometimes we forget why we’re really doing it. It’s not to spend hours coding but rather it’s to answer often Data Science Helps Us Ask the Right Questions Jun 21, 2017 Science & thoughts & Machine Learning #Data Science Helps Us Ask the Right Questions We all do Data Science on a daily basis but sometimes we forget why we’re really doing it. It’s not Millennials can't catch a break Jun 19, 2017 ai & entrepreneurship & millennials & Thoughts This is just nuts. Millennials just can’t seem to catch a break. Now AI is coming for their jobs. Research released by Gallup on Thursday indicates Steve Jobs Knows Content Jun 19, 2017 steve jobs & thoughts & Startups Here’s why many Engineering companies earn low margins and why some companies get big and bloated. “People get confused. Companies get confused.” How to Start a Startup Jun 8, 2017 thoughts & Startups The Blockchain is Rife for Innovation Jun 1, 2017 innovation & disruption & startups & thoughts & Startups I just saw a post about Civic.com from Howard’s blog. It’s one of his angel investments that’s offering a crowd sourcing event to raise money. It’s Startup Funding May 12, 2017 thoughts & Startups ICYMI the Startup markets are getting hotter in the Data Science space. Every time I turn around, some small company got Advice from a Venture Capitalist May 6, 2017 thoughts & Startups I’ve been following Howard and Fred on and off over the years. They’re old Web 2.0 veterans like me and have Labeling Training Data Correctly May 5, 2017 thoughts & Machine Learning When you’re dealing with a classification problem in machine learning, good labeled data is crucial. The more Engineering Firms: Use Process Mining for Competitive Advantage Apr 28, 2017 Thoughts Let’s talk Process Mining and Engineering. Why? Because it’s the silver bullet The Sudden Interest in Data Science Platforms Apr 20, 2017 Thoughts I’ve been at this startup thing for a few years now and I’ve seen a thing or two. If you read MQL's continue to die and PQL's grow Mar 1, 2017 marking & sales & pql & mql & thoughts & Startups It would appear that the death of MQL’s is gaining steam. PQL’s seem to be all the rage now. Many of the fastest growing SaaS teams over the last Big Data and Infrastructure Feb 7, 2017 big data & hadoop & Thoughts I have a daily downtime routine. Every evening I set aside about a hour and think. I sit or walk around the house and ruminate about all sorts of Machine Learning on a Raspberry Pi Jan 27, 2017 Machine Learning & Maker & Raspberry Pi & Startups & Tinker & thoughts It looks like Google is catching up to the idea of machine learning on a Raspberry Pi! Someone put RapidMiner on a Pi back in 2013 but it was slow The Freemium Devil Dec 11, 2016 marketing & sales & venture capital & startups & thoughts & Startups I recently read a great article on the Freemium model that resonated with me. It kept me thinking for several days afterwards about how some My Chinese Big Brother Oct 22, 2016 China & thoughts & Machine Learning #My Chinese Big Brother One of my Asian friends recently posted a link to a terrifying use of Machine Learning. This is what I call the “dark side” Street Photography and Startups Sep 7, 2016 Street Photography & Life Lessons & thoughts & Startups If you’ve been following my blog posts, you’d know that RapidMiner isn’t the first Startup I’ve worked for. My first one was straight out school for America Is Great Aug 17, 2016 America & thoughts & Startups First off this is not a political post but I will come out and say it. Make America Great Again is a stupid slogan. I admit there are problems with Your Digital Profile Jun 3, 2016 Blogging & Internet & Profile & LinkedIn & Marketing & Thoughts I think it was back in 2010 when I met up with an old high school classmate. Let’s call her “T,” and she was in between marketing jobs. I reached Got MBA? Buy ~~that~~ the Right Business! Apr 4, 2016 startup & mba & business & entrepreneurship & thoughts & Startups Brian tweeted an interesting link the other day about a new trend that HBR picked up on. It was about newly minted MBA graduates buying existing Taxis v2.0 Mar 31, 2016 startups & venture capital & thoughts & Startups I’m completely boggled by the vast amounts of money that’s looking to be invested. It’s been finding homes in Startups from AirBnB to Domo and Uber. Who has the biggest...raise? Mar 29, 2016 domo & slack & tableau & startups & venture capital & ipo & thoughts & Startups Venture Beat had an interesting article about Domo’s recent raise, Tableaus’s disappointing market guidance, and Slack raising $ to a possible $5 It's the Blockchain, stupid. Mar 28, 2016 Bitcoin & Blockchain & Startup & thoughts & Machine Learning #It’s the Blockchain, stupid! I’ve been a big fan of Bitcoin for a while and the potential for a true digital currency, but lately it’s been having Coffee Flavored Hadoop Mar 25, 2016 Hadoop & Coffee & thoughts & Machine Learning #Coffee Flavored Hadoop And for today’s nerd humor of the day, a coffee flavored version of Hadoop. In German no less. I just discovered a German Domo: We Didn't Need the Money Mar 24, 2016 domo & startups & venture capital & slack & thoughts & Startups If you work at a startup eventually some of your colleagues will leave for another startup. Some of my old colleagues are now at startups like Fuze, Where Computers Defeat Us and Where They Don't Mar 23, 2016 Go & AlphaGo & AI & Deep Learning & thoughts & Machine Learning #Where Computers Defeat Us and Where They Don’t After AlphaGo won 4 to 1 against Lee Sedol, the world is a buzz with excitement and fear of AI. On Self Reliance Mar 14, 2016 Personal & Philosophy & Career Advice & New Mexico & Life Lessons & Thoughts In 1994 I moved to Albuquerque. I had just graduated with my engineering degree and was offered an entry level position at a firm out there. I AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol Mar 14, 2016 Go & Weiqi & AlphaGo & Deep Learning & AI & thoughts & Machine Learning Lots of great videos on YouTube of the match between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol. I consider these historic because this level of AI is almost humanlike AI Overloads look to beat Go champion Mar 12, 2016 Go & Weiqi & AI & Deep Learning & thoughts & Machine Learning In case you’ve been living under a rock, Google’s Deepmind is about to make AI history. Google developed AlphaGo, a deep learning program, to What does Value mean? Mar 8, 2016 sales & marketing & value & thoughts & Startups Last week I shared a few thoughts around what it takes to be a Sales Engineer in a high tech startup. My last thought, around understanding value, A day in the Life of a Sales Engineer Mar 2, 2016 sales & career & thoughts & Startups If you asked me 2 years ago if I’d be working in Sales at a high tech startup, I’d say you were nuts! Fast forward to today and that’s exactly what The Medium is the Message Feb 22, 2016 marketing & sales & thoughts & Startups The one thing that is as important as your product is your messaging about it. In some ways, messaging is more powerful because if no one knows how The Ebb and Flow of Everything Feb 15, 2016 blogging & Thoughts If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog, you’d know that it’s been through many transformations. I’ve rambled on from Forex trading, to Spark vs Hadoop Sep 22, 2015 thoughts & Machine Learning There’s a lot of hullabaloo about Spark vs Hadoop for Big Data these days. If you’re rushing to stand up a Big Data cluster, you probably heard Big Data. Your Commuting Buddy Sep 14, 2015 Big Data & Transportation & thoughts & Machine Learning I used to work in the Transportation field, especially with railroads. Forecasting and recovering from delays was always an tough task because of Prescriptive Analytics and My Heart Sep 1, 2015 Big Data & Healthcare & thoughts & Machine Learning The world right now is awash in Predictive Analytics, the mystery of Big Data, and the rise of the glorious and magical Data Scientist. Most of the Big Data's Dirty Little Secret Aug 31, 2015 Big Data & thoughts & Machine Learning Do you know what you’re doing with your Big Data? Based on my experience, only a small group of companies really do. There’s just one little Churn Models, Cable TV, and My Wife Dec 29, 2014 Personal & thoughts & Machine Learning Churn models are not new in the analytics world, they’re heavily used by mobile telcos and other corporations that want to keep their loyal Wearable Technology - Part 2 Jun 10, 2014 thoughts & Machine Learning Some stats from my fibit: Walked 224,000 steps in the past 21 days, avg 10,600+ steps a day. Walked 73,257 steps in the past 7 days (33.59 Wearable Technology May 23, 2014 thoughts & Machine Learning I recently bought a wearable health monitoring device (Fitbit) so I can see how much of a slug I am. This all started when a co-worker of mine The Power of Tinkering Jan 9, 2014 tinkering & experimenting & Thoughts I finally got my Personal Weather Station (PWS) to upload current weather data to Wunderground1 last night. You have no idea how happy this made me, Genetik Solver appears to be no more - ITS BACK! Oct 20, 2010 Excel & thoughts & Machine Learning Wow, Well at least its presence on the Internet. It appears to be gone and I can’t locate the .XLA file anywhere to save my life. I wrote about What is Data Mining? Sep 2, 2010 thoughts & Machine Learning My old college professor, Dr. Stephan Kudyba, explains what Data Mining is for newbies. His data mining class is the reason why I started